Monday, September 29, 2008

Weekend Wrap

The guys were back on the field this morning for their first full training session since the 3-1 loss in Chicago last week. There were a few notable faces who stopped out to today's session, with LA Angels outfielder Juan Rivera swinging by to see a few old friends, as well as former MLS defender David Vaudreuil and former Galaxy defender Abel Xavier stopping by.

Bruce and Co. put the squad through an intense session this morning, no doubt impressing the interested observers while starting the process of getting the group ready for Saturday evening's game in Columbus.

Here are a few other notes from the past weekend.

- Eduardo is back from Argentina. For those who forgot, he returned to his native country for the birth of his first child earlier this month. He has not been available for selection in any of the last three games.

- Steve Cronin was back on the field today, doing some light work on the side. Cronin has missed the last month after breaking his right hand against New England on August 30. Josh Wicks and Josh Saunders handled all of the goalkeeping duties in today's small sided games, with Cronin still not cleared to participate in all drills.

- Israel Sesay finished off a Peter Vagenas cross, but it was not enough as the Galaxy Reserves lost 2-1 to the Chivas USA Reserves on Sunday. Sesay scored his second goal of the year just before halftime to give LA a 1-0 lead at the break, but Keith Savage and Maykel Galindo scored after the break to give Chivas USA the win. The Galaxy Reserves are back in action on Sunday, Oct. 12 when they host Colorado.

- But everything was not lost this weekend as the Galaxy Rios opened play in the U.S. Soccer Development Academy on Saturday. The U-16 squad defeated Nomads 4-1 in San Diego, with Eric Verso scoring twice and Cameron Souri and Trent Clifton each adding goals. Immediately after that game, the Rios U-18 squad knocked off the Nomads U-18s, winning 4-3. Josh Borja, Jonathan Zurita, Brian Angel and Alan Hernandez scored for the Rios to give them a winning start to their season.


luvbecks said...

If Xavier stopped by put him on the field.

Anonymous said...

who cares any more this season is over

Jackie said...

i liked the video it showed great highlights of the game that broke their 12 game losing streak!!!

Anonymous said...

why do they insist on pushing the garbage music on us fans

Anonymous said...

why did we give him (xavier) up in the first place, it was a bad move i say.

Amy said...

awesome video!!